George Clooney Plotting "Downright Dirty" Prank on Tina Fey, Amy Poehler for Golden Globes Joke
It's on! George Clooney is working diligently on a plan to get back at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for their Golden Globes joke. After the 52-year-old actor's first prank involving pal Matt Damon didn't fool the comediennes, Clooney told Entertainment Weekly Radio on Sirius XM that he's planning something even better.
"[They] said step it up. That's the appetizer and what's coming now, the main course, is pretty brutal," Clooney said in the interview airing Friday, Feb. 6.
The "main course" is apparently so bad that Clooney is debating whether or not he should actually go through with it.
"This one is one that I have it in my hotel room set -- taking pictures and stuff -- I'm sitting there like, 'If I do this, this is downright dirty,'" the actor explained of setting up his prank. "I have to think if I'm actually going to do it or not."
Why the ire? During the 2014 Golden Globes on Jan. 12, co-host Fey, 43, described the film Gravity (in which Clooney costars with Sandra Bullock) as "the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age."
Clooney's first revenge prank involved forging letters from his Monuments Men costar Damon -- without his knowledge -- addressed to Fey.
"I send her a letter going, 'Dear Tina, Listen . . ." Clooney recalled, laughing. "It's 'from' Matt and it says, 'Look, it sounds hypocritical because I laughed about jokes about George and Leo, but that's sort of what people think about them . . . But when you call me a garbage man it just seems like low-hanging fruit. It seems like an easy joke. I don't want an apology or anything else. I just want you to know that my kid now calls me 'the garbage man.'"
On the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, Feb. 5, Damon, 43, revealed that he received two fruit baskets from the comediennes with response letters attached. The first letter apologized to Damon for calling him a "garbage man," and the second letter called out Clooney.
Damon read the letter aloud on the show: "If your note is part of some George Clooney prank, as I very strongly suspect it is, you A-list amateurs are going to have to step it the f--- up. We are not some easily confused starlets here. We are grown-ass, professional comedians. Please accept this fruit as a token of our sincerity. Best wishes, Elizabeth Tina Fey, Amy 'Boston' Poehler."